3UK mobile broadband dongle payments on bank statements

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Sorting out my expenses for Richard Carter Consultancy Ltd¬†which launched last year, I was trying to track down payments to Three UK for mobile in my bank statements and couldn’t find any references to the (so I thought) obvious “THREE”, “THREEUK”, “3UK” or even “3” as a payee name in my online bank statements. Three… Read more »

Dear WH Smith

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This is an open letter to WH Smith, the UK high street newsagent/stationer/retailer. In particular, I resent the pointless, unrelated vouchers they ram in to your purchases (and I’m not the only one). Dear WH Smith, We had a good relationship for years. Over a decade of unintelligible scrawlings at school have been penned with… Read more »

Guide to writing website design tenders

Posted by & filed under Life, the universe and everything, Peacock Carter Ltd, Richard Carter Consultancy Ltd, Web design.

At Peacock Carter, a reasonable percentage of our work in any given year is from website design tenders and requests for proposal, and I see the same few issues year after year. As such, I’ve taken the time to write a guide to writing website design tenders, with a few pointers – and, hopefully, ample… Read more »

2011

Posted by & filed under Drupal North East, Front Row Conference 2011, Life, the universe and everything, New Adventures in Web Design 2011, Newcastle upon Tyne, Peacock Carter Ltd, Richard Carter Consultancy Ltd, Speaking, Web design.

A quick review of what 2011 was like for me. tl;dr: conference, book, Twedding, Drupal North East, new logo, conference, birthday, new company, conference, birthday, Christmas. January It’s nice to have been able to start the year off with a trip down to Nottingham for the New Adventures Conference. There was probably an intercourse-load of… Read more »

Google Plus pages for business

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Google+ has grown up, and introduced pages for businesses recently. Google Plus’ pages come after Google’s insistence after launch that profiles must remain for individuals and not businesses and organisation, creating (quite rightly) speculation that Google was enforcing a strict line on this to ensure the success of the launch of its pages. I’ve been… Read more »